NFL Rumors: 10 Veterans in Danger of Being Cut This Offseason

Matthew FairburnCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2011

NFL Rumors: 10 Veterans in Danger of Being Cut This Offseason

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    With the offseason right around the corner, and a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a lot of NFL veterans could be in danger of losing their jobs.

    Donovan McNabb and Albert Haynesworth have already worn out their welcome in Washington, while the Cowboys appear to be heading for a number of changes in 2011.

    Here's a look at 10 guys who could be on their way out of town.

10. Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals

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    This is a long shot at best, but if the Bengals have trouble moving Palmer and the feud really heats up, it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could be let go.

    The Bengals seem adamant about keeping him around, but he is worth throwing on this list as a guy to keep an eye on this offseason.

9. Derek Anderson, Arizona Cardinals

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    This is a bit of a foregone conclusion.

    Derek Anderson was erratic and ineffective while under center for the Arizona Cardinals and needs to be cut immediately.

8. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals

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    The Bengals have quite a bit of house cleaning to do this offseason.

    Priority number one has to be getting rid of Chad Johnson. He has been nothing but a headache for this organization and Carson Palmer, so the Bengals would be wise to not pick up his pricey option for 2011.

7. Marion Barber, Dallas Cowboys

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    Marion Barber is not the running back that he once was. He is eating up carries that could be given to Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, and he is not worth the money anymore.

    The Cowboys have quite a few changes to make this offseason, and this has to be close to the top of the list.

6. Jake Delhomme, Cleveland Browns

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    The Browns made a big mistake by signing the turnover prone Jake Delhomme.

    They have invested their future in Colt McCoy, and need to cut ties with the expensive contract of Delhomme and focus on surrounding McCoy with some weapons.

5. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers

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    This may shock some, but Steve Smith's job could be in jeopardy at some point this offseason.

    Smith's 2010 season was nothing short of abysmal. While he didn't have much under center, he still clearly lacked some of the breakaway speed he possessed early in his career.

    The Panther's own the No. 1 draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and could opt for A.J. Green, effectively ending Smith's tenure in Carolina.

4. Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys

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    Another disappointing receiver has been Roy Williams of the Cowboys. Since coming over to Dallas from Detroit, he has done little to warrant his price tag.

    With Dez Bryant and Miles Austin on the roster, the Cowboys would be wise to part ways with Williams.

3. Terence Newman, Dallas Cowboys

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    Terence Newman had a disastrous 2010 campaign and is set to make $8 million in 2011.

    The Cowboys need multiple upgrades in their secondary, and Newman should be the first to go.

2. Albert Haynesworth, Washington Redskins

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    Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan have not been an ideal match. Haynesworth has not lived up to the hype in Washington and is not worth his price tag. 

    It is also worth noting that Haynesworth's contract is structured so that cutting him will not cost the 'Skins too much money.

1. Donovan McNabb, Washington Redskins

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    Despite signing a contract extension early in the season, it appears as if Donovan McNabb will not be a Redskin in 2011.

    For whatever reason, the two sides have not seen eye to eye since McNabb was traded last offseason.

    There is a very good possibility that the Redskins will cut ties with both Haynesworth and McNabb by the time the 2011 season rolls around.